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Android is Google’s mobile operating system, launched in September 2008, although its history technically began with the release of the Android alpha in November 2007.

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[Update: LG G8 too] LG is taking advantage of Android 10’s underused desktop mode

The ability to carry a single device around but use it in multiple ways is a dream for many, and over the past few years, it’s become a reality.

Not many know that Android 10 has been building out a basic “desktop mode” that not many use, but LG is taking advantage of it as it updates devices.

Poco confirms next smartphone will launch this quarter with ‘top-end SoC’

After recently going solo and breaking free from Xiaomi, teases were dropped by Poco, but the company has now confirmed that the Poco F1 follow-up will launch as early as “this quarter.”

Android Stories January 22

The Motorola Razr was rumored for quite some time, but the quality of this foldable device caught everyone by surprise. However, a delay halted pre-orders and pushed back its release date.

Now, Motorola has confirmed pre-orders for the Razr’s return on January 26, while shipping begins early next month.

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Android Stories January 21

Poco F1 gets its official Android 10 update w/ MIUI 11

The Poco F1 took the Android community by storm in 2018 and it’s looking like a second-generation is finally right around the corner. Before that arrives, however, the original Poco F1 is finally getting its official Android 10 update.

[Update: Confirmed] Pocophone ‘Poco F2’ name revealed in Xiaomi trademark application

In 2018, Pocophone, a sub-brand of Xiaomi, released the Poco F1, which has remained a strong contender for the title of best affordable Android phone. A newly discovered trademark application points to the existence of a Pocophone Poco F2.

Google has a powerful suite of tools for digital wellbeing built into the past couple of versions of Android, but now the company is experimenting with other ideas. Today, the company has launched 5 new digital wellbeing experiments on Android and they’re all available as apps for you to try.

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